Board of Education Mission Statement

“Engage the mind, empower the learner, inspire excellence, influence the world.”

Board Members

School Board

Overarching Goal

“All Central students graduate ready to be successful in college or the workforce, and equipped with the necessary skills to be a leader in their family, community, and career.”

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Listing of Development and Training Completed by Board Members

All Illinois school board members must receive training in professional development leadership (P.A. 97-8) and the Open Meetings Act (P.A. 97-504). Mandatory training will also be required after the new teacher evaluation requirements are implemented in each school district. For additional information, see Board policy 2:120, Board Member Development.

The following table contains mandatory and non-mandatory training and development activities that were completed by each Board member. When the training was provided by the Illinois Association of School Boards, the acronym “IASB” follows the listed activity.

NameDevelopment and Training Activity and ProviderDate Completed
(beginning in 2012 unless otherwise noted)
Christina JohnsonOpen Meetings Act

Four Hour Mandatory Board Training

The Basics of Governance

School Board/Superintendent Teams: Leading Intentionally
July 17, 2017

August 8, 2017

November 17, 2017

November 16, 2018
Janet MarlovitsOpen Meetings Act

Four Hour Mandatory Board Training

Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training

Superintendent Evaluation - The Essential Work of the Board

The Basics of Governance

Master Board Level I
August 5, 2015

August 4. 2015 refresher August 8, 2017

January 17, 2016

November 20, 2015


November 17, 2017

September, 2018
Jeff GormanFour Hour Mandatory Board Training

Open Meetings Act

Four Hour Mandator Board Training

School Board/Superintendent Teams: Leading Intentionally
July 11, 2013

August 15, 2015 refresher August 8, 2017
August 4, 2015

November 16, 2018
Jeff KellenbergerOpen Meetings Act

Four Hour Mandatory Board
Training

Four Hour Mandatory Board Training

Data First for Governance: Using Data to make Decisions

The R Factor: How to Manage the one Thing you Control

School Board/Superintendent Teams: Leading Intentionally

Collective Bargaining for School Board Members and Administrators
May 2, 2013

July 11, 2013


August 4, 2015

November 17, 2017


November 17, 2017


November 16, 2018


November 16, 2018
Laura RabeOpen Meetings Act

Four Hour Mandatory Board Training

Collective Bargaining

Four Hour Mandatory Board Training


Superintendent Evaluation - The Essential Work of the Board

R Factor - How to Manage the One Thing You Control

Master Board Level I

School Board/Superintendent Teams: Leading Intentionally
March 6, 2012

July 11, 2013

November 2014

August 4, 2015 refresher August 8, 2017

November 20, 2015


November 2017


September 2018

November 16, 2018
Mitch PenarOpen Meetings Act

Four Hour Mandatory Board Training

Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Training

Superintendent Evaluation - The Essential Work of the Board

The Basics of Governance

Master Board Level I

School Board/Superintendent Teams: Leading Intentionally
August 5, 2015

August 4. 2015 refresher August 8, 2017
January 17, 2016


November 20, 2015


November 17, 2017

September, 2018,

November 16, 2018
Dr. Eric NolanFour Hour Mandatory Board Training

School Board/Superintendent Teams: Leading Intentionally
October 2018

November 16, 2018
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